Should I outline my embroidery?
On any satin stitching except the tiniest satin stitched elements, an outline that you stitch over will help you keep a nice, smooth, crisp edge on your satin stitch.
What stitch is the most often used to outline a design?
Back stitch is commonly used for outlines and borders but it’s also great for embroidering text or filling in small spaces. Begin by bringing the thread up through the fabric one stitch length away from the starting point.